The seedling table has thinned considerably, as I have slowly filled up the front metal bed with lettuces and spinach, and the trellis bed with cucumbers and swiss chard. The red kuri went in front of the beans, and all the tomatoes are in their thickets.
Which leaves something of a motley crew on Fred.
There is one well developed pink banana winter squash, three less developed pink bananas- a smattering of sunflowers, some perky peppers saved from the heat wave in the greenhouse- and a couple of saucy scallop squashes. Also the strawberry runner from last year but he’s meant to be in a pot.
Well- I don’t know if everyone is going into the pool- but it’s high time I worked this bed.
We did have a tad of encroachment from the tomatoes to the right, so I had to take a break and tie them up better.
The baby sunflowers went first, and as you can see they are bursting to be planted.
I gave them the sunniest corner, and considering where the morning and evening sun is in my yard, they’ll either end up facing pleasantly towards the center of the bed to greet me as I work, or they’ll face my bedroom window to great me when I wake up. I am very happy with either scenario.
The four winter squash can go along the edge so their vines can just go hog wild. But that leaves a bit of a wasted space in the center. I can’t put the scallop squash there- I have it on good old-wives-tale authority that putting summer and winter squash in the same bed is a bozo move.
I do have these peppers though.
My original plan was to put these fellows into pots- but as I have 8 surviving peppers I can split the difference. Three Jimmy Nardello’s were planted in the center, and my new mixed bed was ready for mulching!
This is great- really clears out my seedling backlog and sets me up for some fine eating in September/October.
The sunflowers are just pretty. Not everything has to be edible. Be interesting if I could get seeds this year though…
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While we should be putting more out into the garden from seedling flats (or tables), I just plugged a bunch of tomato seedlings into cells. I culled what was in the garden, and could not discard the seedlings without giving them a chance. Fortunately, the ‘Roma’ tomatoes can return to another spot in the garden for a later phase. The other varieties are indeterminate, so do not need a second phase. I do not think it is too late to give the neighbors.